Looking forward to Calvary our thoughts are often limited to the salvation that it brought. While we are rightfully reminded of the horrible cost of grace, we are not pressed to consider whether or not our practice of a grace-full life is commensurate with the scope of that grace. If we read Psalm 54 from the NIV we will see,
Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.
Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. (vv 1-2)
Save, vindicate, hear, listen; words that our hearts have processed so many times that we can allow them to be diminished in scope. Save me Lord! Turn my path from Hell to Heaven. To be redeemed means so much more than a ticket punch. The Voice book of Psalms retells the verses of the cry, retaining the idea but expanding the power of the language,
Liberate me, O God, by the authority of Your Name.
Vindicate me through Your legendary power.
Hear my prayer, O God; let the words of my mouth reach Your sympathetic ear. (The Voice, Psalm 54, Verses 1-2)
What does it mean to be liberated rather than just saved?
Grace and peace to you.